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Old 12th April 2017, 13:03   #46
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AT's are all about comfort and sedate driving. I've never floored an AT like you do a manual; it can turn around an bite back and braking may turn a little scary as in the D mode it up shifts to a higher gear and engine braking is absent and you may feel the brakes are inadequate. In a manual you select a gear II or III and floor it and the box doesn't up shift till you want it to (engine braking), but in an AT it just moves on to a higher gear unless you're in manual mode and are in lower gear or S mode with paddle shift selecting a lower gear where you can red line it.
My experience of flooring the pedal in D mode in a Creta Petrol AT has been different . Have seen 3 distinct scenarios :

1. This is the laziest response. if you just press down on the A pedal slightly, there will be no downshift. There will be a lag before the vehicle picks up any speed/acceleration. Highly avoidable or do it only if you have ample time.

2. When you push down on the accelerator a bit quickly: If you are already in a higher gear , the AT box will downshift 1 or mostly 2 gears . If you repeat this again, after the box has already downshifted- it will again downshift 1-2 gears!!

2. Really put pedal to the metal and the box will take it to even Redline (if in lower gears) or downshift 2 gears, if in overdrive.

All said and done, this AT is a pleasure to drive and lets me do one additional thing that I was never able to do in MT cars;Engine braking while decelerating.

I would not do it due to shift shocks in MT- here I don't have a choice and can just feel the greater deceleration (but no shock) when the vehicle does engine braking.

I do however, dont like the fact that the gearbox will try to reach the top gear asap. Even around 45-50kmph. Guess, thats the price to pay for being in a nation that suffers from "kitna deti hai" syndrome.
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2. When you push down on the accelerator a bit quickly: If you are already in a higher gear , the AT box will downshift 1 or mostly 2 gears . If you repeat this again, after the box has already downshifted- it will again downshift 1-2 gears!!
This situation happens with me every day, but the outcome is different. Coming from a NA petrol, after I go over a bump, I've the tendency to push the accelerator a bit too quickly. The car's usually around 1600-1800 RPM mark then and quickly rises to 2200 with a big grunt but lesser acceleration. Just then, the VGT turbo kicks in and it begins to get a steady boost but the AT box wants to upshift and RPM drop to 1500ish again.

All this gets even more complicated when I try to restrict the mark to 2000 rotations due to engine break-in period
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^^ There is no Turbo here. The Creta Petrol seems to be a NA engine.
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I'm about to finalize the Creta AT and my running is mostly going to be in the city with may be a once in a blue moon highway trip. I can safely assume that the car will not run more than 1100 kms a month. Mostly, it'll be lower running. With a price difference of 1.72 lacs between the Diesel AT and Petrol AT would the petrol make the most sense? I keep my cars for a minimum of 7 years. I'm assuming the worse FE of 8 KMPL but that too in my city will be an exaggeration. But I'm compensating for my driver's heavy foot to everything! And advice or input will be greatly helpful. Thanks in advance.
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I'm about to finalize the Creta AT and my running is mostly going to be in the city with may be a once in a blue moon highway trip. I can safely assume that the car will not run more than 1100 kms a month. Mostly, it'll be lower running. With a price difference of 1.72 lacs between the Diesel AT and Petrol AT would the petrol make the most sense? I keep my cars for a minimum of 7 years. I'm assuming the worse FE of 8 KMPL but that too in my city will be an exaggeration. But I'm compensating for my driver's heavy foot to everything! And advice or input will be greatly helpful. Thanks in advance.
Plugging in the values into the excellent Cost Analysis spreadsheet by Racer911 over here (Petrol vs Diesel Feasibility Calculator)

This is what comes up, an estimated 3.47 years for break even. Since you mentioned you will retain the car for 7 year, it makes a lot of sense to get the Diesel. All the fuel cost savings after 3.5 year is pure profit.
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Go with the Petrol. FE is 8 in Delhi's bumper 2 bumper traffic . Even slightly free roads, it can touch 9-10 in city. Highway is 13+
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Go with the Petrol. FE is 8 in Delhi's bumper 2 bumper traffic . Even slightly free roads, it can touch 9-10 in city. Highway is 13+
How is the derivability of the petrol in the city? I am failing to secure a test drive for the petrol AT and hence can't take a call. The Diesel AT I've driven and pretty impressive but if I get more inputs on the Petrol AT i can take a call much more confidently.
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